NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Lacrimal Intubation

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Department

Ophthalmology

Abstract

Nasolacrimal intubation with silicone tubing is an effective method of relieving chronic nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children (success rates reported to be about 90 %). The procedure of nasolacrimal intubation is less invasive than dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and is technically easier to perform. In addition to its use in children, silicone intubation has been found to be efficacious in adults with epiphora as well.

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